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punjabi77
10-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Hi,

My 485 (eb3-2006) is in process and i have my EAD and AP. I moved to Canada few months back. My AP is expiring in end of November and EAD expires October Next year.

I have my canadian PR and since my GC application was filed under EB3 category, i am not sure how long it will take for the application to approve so want to maintain my Canadian PR and at the same time would like to know how i can maintain 485 application.

If anyone has any experience in this regard or may have some information, please do share.


Thanks.

hankles
10-27-2009, 03:51 PM
I don't have personal experience on this but my sense is you should be able to maintain your I-485 application by changing to Consular Processing. You would not be eligible to apply for AP and EAD but your application would remain active.

pointlesswait
10-27-2009, 03:53 PM
has anyone switched to CP and made it across the finish line..;-)

PM me!

simple1
10-27-2009, 03:58 PM
1. AOS is for applicants who primarily reside in US and want to adjust their status.

So you are expected to be in the US most of the year (just like a gc holder). I believe you may need to do the following (pls double check with attorney)
- reside in US soil for at least 183 days in a financial/calendar year. (not sure if POentry and POexit days are counted).
- pay US taxes and file 1040 (not 1040NR).

There is a risk of abandoning the AOS if you reside outside US for a longer period.

2. CP is for applications who primarily reside outside US
-or-
for usa based applicants who are not sure if they can reside most of the year in USA.

Hi,

My 485 (eb3-2006) is in process and i have my EAD and AP. I moved to Canada few months back. My AP is expiring in end of November and EAD expires October Next year.

I have my canadian PR and since my GC application was filed under EB3 category, i am not sure how long it will take for the application to approve so want to maintain my Canadian PR and at the same time would like to know how i can maintain 485 application.

If anyone has any experience in this regard or may have some information, please do share.


Thanks.

punjabi77
11-02-2009, 04:30 PM
Hi,

Does anyone know of any attorney that may give free consultation?
I see there are few that give free consultation by meeting personally only.
But since i am in Canada i can only call.

And how much does Murthy firm charge after the initial filing, to answer to any enquiries or RFE's?

I need to have this taken care soon as my AP expires this month.

Any help is highly appreciated..

theMan
11-02-2009, 04:57 PM
About $3k to begin with.

H1bslave
11-02-2009, 07:16 PM
I am using Ron Gotcher for my I-485 monitoring.
Initial consultation was free over phone.
I think fee has gone up, but they have all listed on thier website.


Hi,

Does anyone know of any attorney that may give free consultation?
I see there are few that give free consultation by meeting personally only.
But since i am in Canada i can only call.

And how much does Murthy firm charge after the initial filing, to answer to any enquiries or RFE's?

I need to have this taken care soon as my AP expires this month.

Any help is highly appreciated..

number30
11-02-2009, 07:50 PM
Hi,

Does anyone know of any attorney that may give free consultation?
I see there are few that give free consultation by meeting personally only.
But since i am in Canada i can only call.

And how much does Murthy firm charge after the initial filing, to answer to any enquiries or RFE's?

I need to have this taken care soon as my AP expires this month.

Any help is highly appreciated..

half an hour consulation costs you like $150 to $200.

punjabi77
11-03-2009, 06:43 PM
I think the amount you mentioned is for consultation. What about the fees charged for writing a reply for a Query??..
Has anyone taken consultation from Murthy firm? Anything specific i need to know before i fix a consultation ?